Microsoft Smarter Hospitality Gains Partner Support

15th Nov 2004

Today at the International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show, more than 25 leading companies announced support for Microsoft(R) Smarter Hospitality.

strong showing of partner support will enable lodging and foodservice
organizations to choose from a variety of leading companies to obtain the
hospitality-specific solutions that will best meet their needs over time.

The solutions provided by this strong ecosystem of industry partners
address Smarter Hospitality’s three keys areas: Smarter Guest Experience,
Smarter Service and Smarter Operations. Aligned with Microsoft Corp.‘s
vision for Smarter Hospitality and based on open standards, these
solutions are built on proven Microsoft platforms, including the Microsoft
.NET Framework, the programming model for building Extensible Markup
Language (XML)-based Web services and applications.

“Our industry partners are a driving force to deliver our Smarter
Hospitality vision,” said Brian Scott, general manager for the Retail &
Hospitality Industry Unit at Microsoft. “Their strong industry expertise
and innovative solutions, combined with Microsoft’s technology leadership,
will provide a clear path for hospitality operators to simplify and
integrate technology within their properties.”

Microsoft and a number of its Smarter Hospitality industry partners will
be showcasing ways in which technology can create an integrated hotel
environment that enhances hotel operations and provides a more
personalized and engaging experience for hotel and resort guests.



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